Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on the latest episode of his Here We Go podcast to discuss all things transfer-related.
Will you be happy to see Lamela leave?
It is believed that Spurs will send Lamela to Sevilla with €25m (£21.5m) in exchange for the 20-year-old Spanish winger.
Discussing what the Spanish winger could bring to Spurs, Romano revealed a comparison made by some people he knows between Gil and Juventus’ Federico Chiesa.
“Tottenham are signing a fantastic player, because sources close to this deal told me this guy, Bryan Gil, is like [a] Federico Chiesa style of player.
“This is what Tottenham think about it. He could be a signing like what they did at Juventus with Federico Chiesa with Fabio Paratici one year ago. Now it could be like the Spanish Federico Chiesa.
“They are convinced that this player is amazing. He could be one for the present and one for the future. So it’s almost done.”
TIF Thoughts on this reported deal…
One thing which we are certain of is Spurs fans should give Gil time to adapt to his new life in England. We have already seen Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso take time to get up to speed with the Premier League, and Gil could well experience the same issues.
However, if Romano’s comparison between Gil and Federico Chiesa proves to be true, then Spurs will have an extremely promising player on their hands.